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5 Favorite Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

If there’s one thing we always contend with during remodels, it’s the role of trends. Whether the latest design fads interest you or not, finding your personal style is necessary for any major home project. Your remodeler or contractor will guide you through their process. However, deciding what you like is ultimately still your job. So, how do you decipher your kitchen, living room, or bathroom style? There are a lot of simple ways to get started; we recommend doing a little good old-fashioned research! You might begin by browsing magazines, showrooms, Houzz, Pinterest, or blogs like our own. If …Read More

Customized Kitchens: Our Favorite Upgrades

One of the most common spaces we remodel is the kitchen. Far from cookie-cutter anymore, kitchens have become the center of the home. Long gone are the days of closed off kitchens that guests don’t dare visit! As open concept floor plans rose in popularity, dining rooms and kitchens were integrated with the family room. Besides becoming less formal, this shift towards lived-in kitchens means that people want to customize their cooking space. Whether it’s a serious home chef, the neighborhood hangout host, or the queen of Christmas dinner – our client’s crave kitchens that rise to the occasion. From …Read More

Building a Legacy: 45 Years in Business

Did you know that Homecare Inc is a family-owned business? Not even just that, but also a family legacy? Founded in 1960 by Stanley Earl, Homecare’s primary focus has always been residential remodeling, with the occasional commercial project mixed in as they came up. Stanley managed building and construction, and his wife served as his company bookkeeper. Their son, Steve, grew up alongside the business and learned countless lessons from watching his parents work. After graduating from Southwest High School in Minneapolis, Steve attended the U of M for college to pursue a career in Corporate Advertising. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree, …Read More

Project Feature: Accessible Bathroom Update

Our different clients remodel for countless reasons. Some are hoping to improve their home’s resale value, while others may desire updated style or a more functional layout. However, these homeowners had an even more specific purpose in mind: accessibility. After being diagnosed with MS years ago, this client’s master bathroom design was no longer practical. Together, we collaborated on plans to make the space safer on every level. The first step was to open up the area around the toilet, creating a wide, easy-to-navigate entrance. Next, we installed safety rails for added protection from falls. The closet door was also …Read More

Getting Outside: 7 Spring Home Projects

The snow is melting away, the temperature is warming, and we dare say spring is making its long-awaited debut. Us Minnesotans are no strangers to fickle weather, so we’re ready to live it up outside when beautiful days arrive. However, there’s some business that needs to be taken care of before our care-free days of BBQs, bonfires, and backyard fun. The bright side? If you finish off your outdoor chores in the spring, you’ll be good to go once summer hits! After all, who doesn’t dream all year of a stunning Minnesota summer? Read on below for our list of …Read More

Design Trends: From Tile to Technology

Now that it’s a few months into 2018, we thought it was time to break down our favorite early design trends. In a pop culture landscape as obsessed with design as ours, it’s only natural people love to discuss this part of our industry. Trends are fun and new – who doesn’t like that? Our job as remodelers is to provide clients with helpful information about which fads will stand the test of time. We want you to feel confident working with us. Resting assured that we know our stuff, and won’t waste your valuable resources on a flash in the design pan! Read …Read More

Project Feature: Serene Master Bath

If we could describe this Bloomington master bath in one word, it would be refreshing. The entire room feels like a breath of fresh air – a peaceful retreat to start and end each day. The original layout already included its fair share of spa-style (it had a built-in whirlpool tub, after all). However, the homeowners decided it was time to give the room a facelift and a few upgrades. We swapped the whirlpool bath with a more accessible and on-trend pedestal tub. Next, we expanded and completely re-tiled the shower. The new shower is spacious and bright with the clean …Read More

Best of Houzz 2018 Service Award!

2018 started off with a bang for the Homecare team – we won a Best of Houzz Service Award! We are so grateful to our Houzz community for supporting and voting for us. Thank you to every client, friend, and colleague who went out of their way to endorse our work and write us a warm review. Providing excellent service is central to what we do, and we take great pride in going the extra mile. It means a lot to us when people notice our efforts and recommend our services. Thanks again, friends, we can’t wait to tackle more …Read More

Cabin Fever: Easy Indoor Projects to Refresh Your Home

The holidays are wrapping up, and Minnesota remains in winter’s icy grip for the foreseeable future. Does anyone else struggle to find motivation from January to March in the Midwest? New Year’s resolutions and fresh starts abound, but the cold weather doesn’t necessarily inspire project-mode. While we’d never deny anyone from indulging in a little seasonal hibernation, a good project and sense of purpose can go a long way towards improving the winter doldrums. Changing your environment in positive ways can create a fresh start and boost your mood! Need a few ideas to get the ball rolling? Read through our favorite easy indoor …Read More

Hibernation-Friendly Basements

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, well, it almost is at least! The first few snowfalls have already come and gone in the Twin Cities, and we’ve got cozy winter hibernation on the brain. If you’re not crazy about shoveling snow and pulling out your heavy jacket, we can all agree that the chilly weather is an excellent excuse to lay low and relax with the people we love. One of the best places in any Midwestern home to hunker down in is the basement. Out of sight and tucked away, the lower level is the perfect dedicated …Read More